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TITLE: Man Of The World
By David (The Goliath Assassin)
03/20/09
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I been writing heavy metal and rap-core lyrics for a while now, but just recently got into writing regular raps. Let me know what you think.
I sat in the office of the Man of the World
No different from lots of other boys and girls.
And he said “Tell me what you want to grow up to do.
Then from there, I can point you to the proper school.”
I said, “Man of the World, I wanna’ be on stage.
‘Cuz I can really sing, and singers get paid!”
He said, “Look son, singing is like basketball.
Lots of kids try out, but they don’t take them all.”

And then I sat there, crushed and made the Man feel bad.
And so he rolled his eyes and said “Well, let’s hear it, lad.”
So I cleared my throat and tried to wet my mouth
But I was nervous, and it showed when the sound came out.
So the Man of the World just rolled his eyes again
And took the meeting back to places it had already been.
But I knew back then, as I still know now
That the Man at my school wasn’t Simon Cowell!

Man of the World you know lots of things
You know, you know so much, you know everything!
But you don’t know me like my Father does
And you don’t know what I am capable of!
And I think I’m just more stubborn than you
And I’m not too afraid to fall down and lose.
I don’t think I’m smarter or got more guts
I walk the straight line scared stiff, but don’t give up!

Man of the world, I got a one-track mind
Like a machine, I came off the assembly line!
I’m not talented enough to build a second face
And keep my speed at a constant to win this race.
That’s why I won’t let my mind be pulled aside
By you or anyone who wants to tell me why
The way that I’m going is too narrow to tread
All I know is “If I stop now, my dreams are dead!”

I sat in the house of the Mom of the World
No different from lots of other boys and girls.
And she said “Son, if you ever wanna’ pay the bills
You better pick a normal job and stop chasing thrills.”
I said, “Mom of the World, I might never sing
But have you read what I wrote? My pen’s a wonderful thing!”
She said, “Look son, you know you got that pen from my house!
And every pen is the same, because they all dry out.”

And then I sat there, crushed and made the Mom feel bogue.
So she rolled her eyes and said “I guess I’ll read it, though.”
So I gave her the paper and I hoped for the best.
I knew that if she read it, it would change her “no,” to a “yes.”
I thought, “Maybe Mom will recognize my skill when I write.
And she’ll stand behind me and my choices for life!”
But she put it on the counter and it never moved
She said, “Son, I forgot! I got too much to do.”


Mom of the World you know lots of things
You know, you know so much, you know everything!
But you don’t know me like my Father does
And you don’t know what I am capable of!
And I think I’m just more stubborn than you
And I’m not too afraid to fall down and lose.
I know that you’re the one, Momma, who done gave me birth.
But you forgot who I was after your day at work!

Mom of the world, I got a one-track mind
Like a machine, I came off the assembly line!
You know me too well for me to build a second face
And fool you at the same speed to win my race.
That’s why I’ll do what I need to do to pay my bills.
But I will NOT stop chasing a career for thrills!
Instead of being jealous over my love for the pen
You need to step aside quietly or READ ME, then!

One time the Man of the World was my friend
And he promised me that I would fall into the trend.
He said that I’d be getting’ drunk before twenty one
And all the girls that it got me would be so much fun.
He said, “Brother, you’re only gonna’ be young once
And everybody says it’s normal to be dumb when we’re young.
So quit trippin’ on your blankey and suckin’ your thumb.
Now just do what I do, and you’ll have so much fun!"

Well the Man of the World was bent over the john
About five hours later, and I just looked on.
I felt glad that I’d hugged him when I got in the door
So I could wave on my way out at the Man on the Floor!
Well the Man on the Floor didn’t stay, for sure.
Over time, he found out that “less is really more.”
And now he knows his limit, but I still don’t know mine.
And I’m not about to start and waste all that time!

Man of the World you know lots of things
You done more than me, you know everything!
But you still don’t know me like my Father does
And you ain’t seen all that I am capable of!
And I think I’m just more stubborn than you
And that’s an argument I might always lose.
But I am not afraid to fall down and lose, my friend.
I’d rather lose to you than any other man!

Man of the world, I got a one-track mind
Like a machine, I came off the assembly line!
I don’t care how many come up to me!
You’ll never change the man that I was meant to be!
So if you’re here to help, then I’ll grab your hand
And we can lean on each other sometimes to stand.
But my Father promised always to break my fall
He gave me these dreams, and I will CHASE them all!
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